Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
Springfield, MO, 65807
Registrant: Friends of the Garden
Garden Size: Extra Large (1000-4999 square feet)
Asters,Baptisia "False Indigo", Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Penstemon, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Helianthus "Sunflowers", Many trees, shrubs and additional plants in the surrounding gardens and arboretum. For more information visit www.friendsofthegarden.org
Monarda "Bee Balm", Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Lantana,Rosa "Rugosa Rose", Many trees, shrubs and additional plants in the surrounding gardens and arboretum. For more information visit www.friendsofthegarden.org
Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I do not use insecticides, I use natural compost for fertilization, I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover
The Butterfly Garden is next to the Dr.Bill Roston Native Butterfly House that is located in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807. Certified Monarch Waystation.
The Butterfly Garden, nearby Propagation Garden and Butterfly House were designed and constructed by volunteers. Volunteers also maintain and keep the Butterfly House open for the public to enjoy from mid May through September.
What inspired you to create your garden?
For the public to be able to explore a garden of host plants for caterpillars, butterflies and more. This garden showcases plants to attract an amazing variety of native butterflies to the home landscape. Chase a butterfly or two and pick up some ideas to try at home.